I am switching gears for my blog. Watching last week’s episode of “Food Court Wars” really inspired me to blog about food.  Tyler Florence was in Michigan this past episode, and they introduced a food blogger from Detroit.  She gets about 30,000 hits a week on her blog.  I have such a passion for food, so why not blog about it?  So here we go…

Yesterday my brother Bryan and I came up with a plan to eat at a semi-local mexican grill establishment called, “Burrachos”.  It is one of our favorite resturants in Wausau, Wisconsin.  Bryan has the same passion for food as I do.  It makes our life more enjoyable and exciting.  We hit a speed bump in our plan; I had to work till close due to a miscommunication between myself and my staff. I was determined to go to Burrachos with or without my brother.

When I got done with work, I texted Bryan to find out if he was still going with me to dinner.  He said, “Oh Yes”!  We go there and decide to keep it as healthy as possible.  We keep a semi-strict low calorie diet, where we can splurge once in a while.  One of my favorite entrees there, if staying healthy, is the Burrachos Salad.  It consists of a bed of lettuce, your choice of meat, beans, veggies, salsa, cheese and sour cream.  I usually get shredded beef, sour cream, cheese and hot salsa, but I decided to get chicken last night. Bryan ended up getting the 3 soft taco entree.

What makes Burrachos great is their chips and queso blanco dip.  It is exactly like if you were in a sit-down mexican restaurant.  That is what keeps us coming back to Burrachos.  We ended up purchasing our own cup of queso blanco sauce and splitting a bag of chips.  If you are on a calorie diet, and you want a really tasty meal, Burrachos is the place for you.   A meal like this, can range from 750-950 calories, very reasonable for a place like Burrachos.

I would like to finish this blog by rating my experience.  I am going to base it on a typical grading scale.  Last night’s meal I would have to give a B.  I grade a meal based on the food itself, food preparation, mood, the atmosphere and the consistency of the restaurant. Getting done from a 12 hour day makes a difference in going to a restaurant from having a day off.  There could have been more toppings on the salad too, but they were ready to close in a half-hour, so they might have a procedure for closing the day.  Plus they only had 2 people working, so it took a little bit longer to pay the bill.  Burrachos is very consistent on the flavor of the food, which was fantastic, so that gets it a better grade A B is a pretty darn good score despite the non-food factors.


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